“That’s been the secret that I have had through this year that keeps me healthy,” said American gymnast Alexander Naddour, USA Today reports. “It’s been better than any money I’ve spent on anything else.” Cupping has become popular after Rio Olympic, though it is an ancient mode of treatment. Micheal Phelps has made Cupping common to recent practitioners after his Cupping marks came into media in 2016 Olympic, although it is a several thousand years old treatment. It was a media event when Phelps swam with circular, eye-catching bruises. The American Gymnastic team also used cupping for their better performance.
Origin - Cupping has been used in China and some parts of the African countries for several thousand years, it is difficult to tell in which country was its origin. Cupping was not the earlier name, it was known as ‘horn therapy’ as it was applied with cattle horn. Negative suction inside the horn was created by the cupping practitioner. It was then replaced by the bamboo and then by the glass cups. Cattle horn are still in use in some parts of Africa to expel poison from bites. When cattle horn was replaced by the glass cups, fire came into the picture to create negative energy and expel the air
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